Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 16:35:03 -0800
From: Justin VanAbrahams <>
Subject: Re: 5W50 synthetic oil grade wrote: > > My SAAB tech has said that in 25 years of scraping/fixing SAAB's > he has never seen a dead engine. Usually people replace or rebuild > engines that have nothing intrinsically wrong with them. BTW he has > a lock up full of engines that no one wants. > NJH. > That doesn't surprise me... Not 20 miles from my house is one of the largest specialized Saab dismantlers/recyclers on the planet, and they've got a warehouse full of Saab engines. The stack hasn't moved in the year or so I've been paying attention... Occasionally a 2.3l will go somewhere, but rarely if ever a 2.0l. I was talking to one of the guys over there and he told me they stopped taking the engines out the cars they get in because they can't sell the ones they already have... In my experience, it's usually everything else that fails, and not the engines. From time to time a head will warp or something like that, but never, ever the block. -Justin

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